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Plumber Baxter: Ingleton Court New Aquamax Mixing Spindle

Orbit Plumbing was called about a Leaking hot water unit over the phone. “Daniel”, Orbits Somerville Plumber was informed that the unit was leaking in between the hot & cold water inlet and outlet. Daniel’s next question to the Baxter Plumber customer was, “Is it an Aquamax Hot Water Unit”, and the customer replied “Yes” straight away. We knew exactly what the problem was immediately and Daniel upgraded the job as a Mornington Peninsula Plumber emergency as the our customers need hot water.

Our Frankston South Plumber informs us that even though the Aquamax 390 SS is one of the best Hot water service plumbing products on the market and it will usually last a good 25 years, a common maintenance issue with this units is that the mixing spindle breaks inside the unit and needs to be replaced. Luckily at Orbit Plumbing our Mount Martha Plumber along with all of our plumbers carry 2 of these in each van.

Orbit’s Plumber Frankston & Mornington Plumber were sent to this job together to rectify this issue. On arrival they first spoke with the customer who showed them exactly what was going on and made sure the customer was happy with replacing the mixing spindle, which he was. They turned the water off to the hot water service at the duo valve and began to remove the mixing valve. This can be tricky with a unit that has very hot water in it because as soon as you remove the old mixing valve you need to avoid being burned.

Half of the Mixing Valve was removed and there was still another half stuck as it had broken in 2 pieces, we carefully pried it out with some special tools for this task being careful not to damage any of the internal components of the tempering valve and successfully removed the old broken valve.

We then replaced it with the new mixing valve, turned the water back on to the Hot water service via the duo valve located on the side of the unit and then commissioned the temperature of the water to 50 degrees as this is the regulations according to the Victorian Building Authority. This job was completed within the first 30 minutes and our customer was very pleased with our efforts.

Baxter Plumbers Ingleton Court New Aquamax Mixing Valve

Baxter Plumbers Ingleton Court Water Temperature check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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